Skip to comments.Obama spokeswoman: Romney joke latest in 'pattern' of 'gutterball politics'
Posted on 08/24/2012 12:14:37 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
The Obama campaign looked to capitalize on Mitt Romney's joke about the president's birth certificate Friday afternoon, with campaign traveling press secretary Jen Psaki denouncing a "pattern" of comments from the Republican challenger.
"This is the kind of gutterball politics that will and should turn the American people off," Psaki told MSNBC. "This is a pattern. Mitt Romney has questioned repeatedly over the last several months whether the president understands America, whether he understands freedom he's wrapped his arms around Donald Trump, one of the originators of the birther movement, so we've seen a pattern here."
Earlier Friday, Romney joked about the controversy surrounding the president's birth certificate during a campaign stop in Michigan.
"Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital," Romney said.
"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
Romney aides quickly looked to downplay the remark, insisting their candidate did not mean to question the president's birthplace.
"The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised," a Romney spokesman said.
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Awfully touchy...aren’t they?
It was a good line.
It was a good line.
It’s funny cause it might be true.
Sheez. Talk about thin-skinned crybabies.
“Gutterball?” Heck, that’s just a bad through down the alley.
Man, the prexy’s camp is pretty nervous. Hah!
In other words, “Why can’t Romney act like McCain?”
Hasn’t Obama himself made jokes about the birther issue?
Joke about a birth certificate.
Let’s rank these in order from sleaziest to least sleaziest.
Romney should say, “I hear that Bill Clinton is going to speak in Charlotte about some war on women...after Paula Jones, Juanita Broadrrick, Kathleen Wiley and Monica Lewinsky, I suppose he IS their expert.”
It wouldn’t be a ‘gutterball’ if Obama didn’t have so much secrecy about his past.
This coming from the champions of gutterball politics.
Seriously ... you have nothing to hide, right?
Far more enjoyable than Romney’s quip was the certain knowledge that the Chicago Mob and their Media Molls would get their respective knickers and panties in a knot over it.
The Obamanists may be starting to panic over what the promised Donald Trump surprise is going to be at Tampa.
This could be a very interesting three or four days!
Ha ha. Romney’s got the dirt on Barry Soetoro. He can hardly keep it in. The media and their chosen candidate, Barry Soetoro, are going to freak out in the next week.
My guess is that the Sheriff has dug up all the dirt on Barry. The democRATS are in hot water. This might explain why as of late, Barry seems to care very little about what happens to the country. Its like a homeowner about the lose his house. He just doesnt care anymore.
The INSTANT knee-jerk reaction by both the Obama campaign AND the MSM to this little Romney joke (let’s remember, Obama’s joked about it, too) indicates that Mitt is DIRECTLY over the target.
Democrats are so gay.